Junior Budget Planner

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Corporate and Legal Affairs

Zwijnaarde, BE

Job Requisition ID:  1445

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese outstanding company and worldwide the biggest developer, producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.

DENV is Daikin’s sales, R&D, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The headquarter has Belgian offices in Brussels, Ghent and Ostend, as well as 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.

About the Department: The EMEA Development Control department, part of Daikin's EMEA Development Centre, plays a pivotal role in supporting our development teams. Main responsibilities encompass project and resource planning and follow-up, as well as the set-up and enhancement of internal processes and systems within the R&D organization.


Job Location: Primarily based in Gent, with a required visit once per week to our Brussels office. Starting from 2024, the role will transition to the new R&D center in Ghent, with occasional travel to other locations as required.


About the position: As a Junior Budget Planner, you will collaborate closely with various stakeholders to coordinate, monitor, and optimize budget-related activities across EMEA Development Centre (EDC). Your role will involve keeping management informed about cost evolution, proposing necessary actions to align with targets, and fostering a culture of cost awareness and transparency within the organization.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the EDC Resource Plan, encompassing expenses, investments, and workforce requirements.
  • Management of entire EDC budget cycle: tracking, controlling and reporting of result vs. budget, ensuring accuracy and adherence to financial targets.
  • Standardize and enhance processes related to budget planning, control, and reporting across various development bases in Europe.
  • Advocate for cost responsibility, correctness, and transparency throughout the organization.
  • Enhance cost planning & monitoring as one of the main pillars of an effective project management.


Candidate Profile:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Commercial Engineering.
  • Prior experience in a similar role, demonstrating strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Critical mindset, constantly seeking opportunities for process improvement.
  • Effective communicator and enthusiastic team player, comfortable in a multicultural environment.
  • Advanced Excel user, knowledge of Power BI and SAP environment will be considered as a plus.
  • Proficient in English.


Why Join Daikin Europe:

  • Innovative Work Environment: Daikin fosters a culture of innovation, where employees are encouraged to think creatively and contribute ideas to drive the company forward. New employees can expect to work on cutting-edge projects and technologies in a dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Career Opportunities and Professional Development: Daikin provides ample opportunities for career growth and advancement. With a presence in multiple countries and a wide range of business functions, employees have the chance to explore different roles and take on new challenges as they progress in their careers.
  • Global Impact: As part of Daikin Industries, a global leader in HVAC-R solutions, employees at Daikin Europe have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a global scale. The company's products and technologies contribute to creating a more sustainable and comfortable world for people everywhere.
  • Diverse and Inclusive Culture: Daikin values diversity and inclusion and strives to create a workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. The company promotes diversity through initiatives such as employee resource groups, diversity training programs, and inclusive hiring practices.



Join us in shaping the future of HVAC-R technology. Apply now.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 


Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.